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Nick Cunningham

Contributor since: 04 Nov 2013

Nick Cunningham

Nick Cunningham is an independent journalist, covering oil and gas, energy and environmental policy, and international politics. He is based in Portland, Oregon. 

Latest articles from Nick

  • Oil Price Crash: 50% Of U.S. Shale Could Go Bankrupt

    Published 09 March 2020 | viewed 156,567 times

    It’s one for the history books. Oil opened on Monday down roughly 25 percent, the sharpest decline in decades, and broader financial markets fell so…

  • Shale In Crisis As Oil Prices Collapse

    Published 08 March 2020 | viewed 72,389 times

    It feels 2014 all over again. Or 2008. The OPEC+ meeting broke up without a deal on Friday, sending oil prices into a freefall. Brent…

  • OPEC Presents Russia With Production Cut Ultimatum

    Published 05 March 2020 | viewed 83,526 times

    OPEC proposed making substantial production cuts in order to head off another price slide, although Russia has yet to sign on. On Thursday, OPEC met…

  • Will We Really See Negative Oil Demand Growth This Year?

    Published 04 March 2020 | viewed 28,305 times

    The outlook for the global economy continues to darken, and a growing number of analysts see oil demand contracting in 2020. Despite the recent rebound…

  • Can The Fed And OPEC Really Rescue Oil Markets?

    Published 03 March 2020 | viewed 14,305 times

    The Federal Reserve announced a rate cut of 50 basis points on Tuesday, springing into action as the global economy has suddenly slammed on the…

  • Global Economy Slows As Hopes Of OPEC Cuts Keep Oil Price Afloat

    Published 02 March 2020 | viewed 14,392 times

    The ongoing spread of the coronavirus will likely translate into the weakest global economic growth since the financial crisis more than a decade ago. In…

  • Are Oil Majors Facing A Terminal Decline?

    Published 01 March 2020 | viewed 41,388 times

    ExxonMobil saw its share price nosedive by roughly 15 percent in the past week, one in a series of oil companies that finds itself in…

  • Oil Market Meltdown Sends Energy Stocks Crashing

    Published 27 February 2020 | viewed 34,218 times

    The market meltdown continued on Thursday, with stocks across the board in retreat. Oil prices were down more than 4 percent in early trading, falling…

  • Major Bank Sees Abysmal Demand Growth For Oil

    Published 26 February 2020 | viewed 35,233 times

    Oil prices could bounce around between $50 and $70 through 2025, with both demand growth and supply growth slowing, according to a new report. The…

  • Shale Decline Inevitable As Oil Prices Crash

    Published 25 February 2020 | viewed 44,316 times

    The U.S. shale industry continues to show signs of slowing down, with production declining in major shale basins outside of the Permian. Financing stress has…

  • Oil Tanks On Fears Of Global Economic Crisis

    Published 24 February 2020 | viewed 30,135 times

    Global equities fell sharply on Monday as fears over the spread of the coronavirus spiked once again, with new cases spreading beyond the borders of…

  • IEA: Oil Demand To Fall For First Time In A Decade

    Published 15 February 2020 | viewed 40,821 times

    The IEA slashed its demand forecast for the first quarter of 2020, predicting that global oil consumption will contract for the first time in over…

  • Canada Rocked By Anti-Pipeline Protests

    Published 15 February 2020 | viewed 22,821 times

    Protests continue to swell over the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline, a long-distance pipeline carrying natural gas from Alberta to the Pacific Coast. The pipeline’s route would…

  • Shale Gas Drillers Are Facing A Perfect Storm

    Published 12 February 2020 | viewed 42,860 times

    Natural gas prices under $2/MMBtu have hit Appalachian shale gas drillers hard, but the longer the gas glut wears on, the deeper the problems will…

  • The Ticking Time Bomb That Could Crush Oil Markets

    Published 11 February 2020 | viewed 62,715 times

    Libya’s oil production is down to less than 200,000 bpd, and the uncertainty surrounding the outage create complications for OPEC+ as it looks to cut…

  • Oil And Gas Prices Fall As OPEC Fails To Act

    Published 10 February 2020 | viewed 32,334 times

    Oil sank again as OPEC+ backed away from an emergency meeting. OPEC’s Joint Technical Committee (JTC) recommended extending the current production cuts through the end…

  • OPEC+ Cuts Fail To Boost Oil Prices

    Published 08 February 2020 | viewed 32,571 times

    After deliberations, Russia appears set to support Saudi Arabia in the push for deeper production cuts. OPEC’s Joint Technical Committee met on Tuesday, and it…

  • Peak Shale Will Send Oil Prices Sky High

    Published 06 February 2020 | viewed 137,645 times

    Much of the cheap oil has been produced, and the oil industry is increasingly relying on costly reserves. While the world is awash in supply…

  • “Gasmaggedon” Sweeps Over Global Gas Market

    Published 05 February 2020 | viewed 60,813 times

    China’s state-owned gas importers are considering declaring force majeure on LNG imports, which would amplify the turmoil in global gas markets. LNG prices have already…

  • Oil Prices Already Reflect Huge Demand Destruction

    Published 04 February 2020 | viewed 32,658 times

    OPEC+ is moving quickly to try to halt the meltdown in oil prices as the demand hit from the coronavirus continues to grow. The Joint…

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